INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa 6, Bentley 1
Records: Tampa (2-1), Bentley (1-2)
Location: UT Baseball Field | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads the all-time series with Bentley 20-2.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Spartans were first on the scoreboard as Stephen Smith hit a single to the left side who ultimately scored off a Darren Miller double to left field in the bottom of the first.
- In the bottom of the third, Connor Crile doubled down the right-field line, which brought Harrison Bragg and Miller home.
- Tampa kept their momentum as they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cole Perry started it off with a double to left center ending up scoring after an RBI single up the middle by Brandon Gali. Smith then allowed Gali to score after knocking a hit up the middle.
- Bentley was able to get on the board off an RBI single in the top of the eighth.
- Keven Pimentel got the win for the Spartans pitching 4.0 scoreless innings and striking out five batters.
INSIDE THE STATS:
- Smith went 2-4 collecting one RBI and scoring two runs.
- Miller went 2-3 with one RBI and scoring one run.
- Perry went 2-4 hitting a double.
- As a team, Tampa had 11 hits.
Tampa returns to action on Friday, February 9th at 6:00 PM as they travel to Georgia College for the first game of the three game series. Live stats will be available through TampaStats.com.